We have over 25 years experience with safely introducing those with special needs to the ocean as world class ocean lifeguards and surfers. We offer this service FREE of charge! With one-on-one professional personal instruction in shallow water, you couldn't be in better hands!
WHERE DO WE MEET?
We will meet you on the beach at the south end of the Island, at Isla Blanca Beach Park next to the rock jetty, the safest area on South Padre Island for surfing. Be sure to arrive at the beach at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled lesson. Get changed into your swimwear, sunblock on, stretch and ready to get in the water before your lesson begins. After you enter the park drive past the Dolphin Cove Amphitheater then turn in by the big Jesus statue. Park in the small parking lot by the Bait Stand, you'll see the beach and jetties. Lessons are held near the jetty. Look for our red pickup with bright color surfboards, or we may be in the water with a lesson so walk to the water's edge and you'll see the bright soft surfboards and students and instructors.
WHAT DO I BRING?
We supply the surfboards with leash, lycra rashguard surf shirts, and wetsuits if needed in the cooler months. Bring appropriate surf swimwear, a towel, water, shoes or flip flops. Students should wear 50 SPF waterproof/sweat proof sunblock, the sun and sand in south Texas is HOT!
WHAT DO WE LEARN?
You'll be surfing in 1 lesson, guaranteed! We teach you everything you need to know to get started, basic surfing and paddling techniques, surf etiquette, wave knowledge, water safety and rip current info, and more!
• Lessons are taught in shallow water, no students are allowed in water deeper than they can stand up.
• Safe Soft Surfboards are used for all lessons, with leashes for safety and soft rubber fins. (The most common cause of injury while surfing is from being struck by a hard surfboard.)
• Rachel and Gene are highly experienced ocean lifeguards, lifelong professional level surfers, and ocean safety experts, you couldn't be in better hands! We consider it a privilege and honor to take you or your child into the ocean, and take the responsibility seriously.
• You will be falling repeatedly in shallow water, no diving head first off your board!
1 hour special needs lessons are free! There is a $10 per vehicle park entrance fee at Isla Blanca Park.
Reservations required in advance, call or text 956-772-7272 or email South Padre Surf Co.
If you are not going to make it for your scheduled lesson, please give us a courtesy call in advance.
Surfboard rentals are available daily for anyone wanting to give surfing in South Padre Island a try whether you take surfing lessons or not.
Wetsuit rentals are available in the cooler months to make sure that you stay nice and warm for any water activity while you are on South Padre.
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Thank you for your interest in surfing with us! We look forward to answering any questions you have about our surfing lessons on South Padre Island.Feel free to call or text anytime between the hours of 8am and 9pm